Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2022. 4:51 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Football Federation of Belize
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Under-15 Belize Girls National Football Team (BGNT) opens the 2022 Concacaf Girls’ U-15 Championship (CGU15C) against Anguilla on Sunday, July 31, in Tampa, Florida.
Belize trained on Saturday in preparation for tomorrow’s opening match. Belize is in Group C in League B and will be playing against Anguilla, Martinique and Bermuda at the Hillsborough County Tournament Sportsplex in Tampa runs from July 31 to August 7.
The BGNT’s first game against Anguilla kicks off on Sunday, July 31 at 9:00 am. Belize’s second game will be against Martinique on Monday, August 1 at 11:00 am, and our final match will be against Bermuda on Wednesday August 3 at 11:00 am.
The developmental Concacaf tournament features 19 Concacaf Member Associations plus Wales as invited guests.
The Concacaf championship is divided in two leagues.
According to Concacaf, the Leagues and groups are as follows
Group A: Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Wales
Group B: United States, Canada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Group C: Bermuda, Belize, Anguilla, Martinique
Group D: Honduras, Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, Aruba
Group E: Nicaragua, Guyana, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands
The top teams from the first round qualify to the knockout stage that will be played in a single game direct elimination format.
In League A, the top two teams in each group advance to the semifinals on August 5, followed by the Final on August 7.
In League B, the three group winners plus the best second place team qualify to the semifinals on August 5, followed by the Final on August 7.
Concacaf said the format ensures that all teams will play a minimum of four games. That means that the teams that do not make it to the knockout stage will play a fourth match for final position in the competition.
The United States are the defending champions. They won the last tournament held in Bradenton, Florida, in 2018. The 2020 championship was called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt [email protected] оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.
© 2022, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.